Updates from the Fellowship – Autumn 2022

Oct 3, 2022 | Fellows, Transformations (Issue 7)

Professor Hans Petter Graver (2016/17 Fellow)
Has been elected to the Academia Europaea.

Professor Nicholas Aroney (2010/11 17 Fellow)
Was recently awarded a major Australian Research Council grant to undertake a systematic and theoretical examination of the concept of constituent power as it manifests in federations. The project builds on research he undertook as IAS Fellow in 2017. A three year PhD scholarship ($28,854 per annum) is also available to examine how the ‘people’ or ‘peoples’ are conceived in federal and multilevel systems. More information about the scholarship is available here.

Professor Rik Leemans (2016/17 Fellow)
Contributed to the recent IPCC-IPBES report on Climate Change and Biodiversity (https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4659158). This report discussed the links between these two environmental problems and showed that climate-change measures were generally detrimental for biodiversity, while biodiversity measures were beneficial for climate-change mitigation. The report could unfortunately not address solutions for this conundrum as insufficient scientific insights were reported. To fill this gap, several contributors, including Prof. Leemans, published a perspective in BioScience (https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biac031) to better govern this biodiversity-climate change-society nexus and more comprehensively integrate the currently siloed approaches on these environmental challenges. (Note: IPCC is the intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and IPBES is the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Servicess.

Professor David Martin-Jones (2012/13 Fellow)
His latest monograph, Columbo: Paying Attention 24/7 (Edinburgh University Press) has been shortlisted for the MeCCSA Monograph of the Year Award:  https://www.meccsa.org.uk/meccsa-outstanding-achievement-awards-2022/

Professor Nayanika Mookherjee (IAS Co-Director) 
Represented the IAS in the UBIAS meetings in June 2022 and was invited to help set up linkages with IASs in South Asia.

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